What do you think about Colour Psychology?
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This week, we will be speaking about the colour PINK 🌸
Psychological Properties Of Colour Pink
Pink symbolises compassion, love and youth. It’s the flush of first love and stands for nurturing femininity.
Pink is a combination of red and white; it contains the need for action of red, helping it to achieve the potential for success and insight offered by white. The deeper the pink is, the more passion and energy it exhibits.
Pink can be defined as the colour of:
- Universal love of oneself and of others
- Inner peace
According to colour psychology
It is often described as a feminine colour, perhaps due to the associations' people form during early childhood. "Girls toys" are usually pink and purple, while "boys toys" are often green, or blue. Pink is thought to have a calming effect.
Sports teams sometimes paint the opposing team's locker room pink to keep the players passive and less energetic. They believed that the all-pink room would mess with the minds of the opposing teams.
Moreover Violent and aggressive prisoners have been successfully calmed by placing them in a pink room for a specified amount of time.
"Pink is the navy blue of India." Diana Vreeland
- Also pink is a sign of hope. It is a positive colour inspiring warm and comforting feelings, a sense that everything will be okay.
- The colour pink puts people in touch with the nurturing side of themselves, through either the need to receive or the need to give, but it can also represent a lack of confidence.
There are several variations of pink:
- hot pink
One important thing to remember is that the feelings evoked by certain colours are not necessarily universal.
If your favourite colour is pink, it means that you are loving, kind, generous and sensitive to the needs of others.
You are friendly and approachable with a warmth and softness others are drawn to. You have a maternal instinct, with a need to protect and take care of others. You also have a need for this caring to be reciprocated as you do tend to neglect yourself in your determination to take care of the needs of others.
The colour pink represents the sweetness and innocence of the child in all of us. It is the colour of uncomplicated emotions, inexperience and naiveté.
Pink, from a negative colour meaning, can represent a lack of willpower, a lack of self-reliance and a lack of self-worth.
Cultural differences sometimes play a role in how people perceive colour.
It's widely accepted in Western cultures as the colour for femininity, love, romance, caring, tenderness, and the birth of a baby girl. And while many Eastern countries associate pink with these meanings, they don't apply to every culture.
- In Japan, for example, pink relates more to men than women, although it's worn by both genders.
- In Korea, the colour is more closely associated with trust
- In Eastern and Asian cultures Pink is also considered feminine in the East where it also signifies marriage. For many years, the Chinese did not recognize the colour; it was finally brought into the culture due to increasing Western influence.
- In Western cultures (North American and Europe) Pink is the colour of femininity and is used to signify the birth of a daughter. It also represents sweetness (cake or candy shops), childhood or fun.
- In Latin America, Pink is often used as a colour for buildings, consequently, it can have associations with architecture.
- Around the world Prison holding cells around the world have been painted pink to help reduce behavioural problems because the colour can be mentally stimulating whilst simultaneously being somewhat calming.
How does PINK make you feel?
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